Wonder how an Aircraft Carrier works? Join Former Host of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman, the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum’s STEM program’s Crewmate and Carrier Veteran Chuck Myers, and Science Writer and Cartoonist Brian Fies for a special educational presentation as they uncover the technological wonders of USS Hornet!
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1PM
WHERE: Hangar Bay 3, USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum,
707 West Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
WHO: Jamie Hyneman, former host, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters
Chuck Myers, USS Hornet STEM Education Programs, Docent, & Carrier Veteran
Brian Fies, Science Writer and Cartoonist
TICKETS: Youth under 12 are free accompanied with a paid adult. Tickets to the event include Museum General Admission and are $25.00 per person and are available at the door. FREE For Museum Members. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
About Jamie Hyneman:
James Franklin Hyneman is an American special effects expert and was the co-host (alongside Adam Savage) of the television series MythBusters. He is also the owner of M5 Industries, the special effects workshop where MythBusters was filmed. He is known among Robot Wars devotees for his robot entry, Blendo, which, for a time, was deemed too dangerous for entry in the competition. He is one of the designers of the aerial robotic camera system Wavecam, used in sports and entertainment events.
He earned a degree in Russian linguistics from Indiana University. He also received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Villanova University. On November 25, 2011, Hyneman was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands for his role in the popularization of science and technology. In February 2017 he was named one of the fourteen new Honorary Doctors of technology by Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He will receive the doctorate in June 2017. He is also an Alameda resident.
About USS Hornet STEM Programs:
Come aboard and discover a museum experience where science and history meet hands-on exploration! Based on the Next Generation Science Standards, these workshops allow students to explore physics and Earth sciences in a hands-on learning environment. They see first-hand how classroom concepts are put to use powering a ship, launching aircraft, and more. Our STEM labs merge history and science in a way only the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum can!
About Chuck Myers:
Chuck Myers has been a docent for the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum for more than seven years. He is chairman of the Museum’s Speaker’s Bureau and three-time chairman of the Docent Council. Chuck is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Navy veteran, having served as an officer on USS Yorktown, an Essex-class aircraft carrier and a sister ship of Hornet. After his Navy service, Chuck joined what was then The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company and worked in and managed data processing organizations for that firm for more than 26 years. He took an early retirement from Pacific Bell / Pacific Telesis and then spent nearly 8 years living and working in Europe as a telecommunications consultant with a principal residence in Holland. Chuck has four grown children, two of each. Two sons and a grandson in Northern California, a daughter in Las Vegas, and another in Missouri with his two granddaughters.
About Brian Fies:
Brian Fies earned a Physics degree at the University of California, Davis, and has worked as a newspaper reporter, environmental chemist, and science writer. He is also a cartoonist, whose graphic novels include the award-winning Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, a webcomic titled The Last Mechanical Monster, and a nonfiction graphic novel about the cosmos due to be published in 2018. He lives in Santa Rosa and is a longtime friend of the USS Hornet, especially the Apollo exhibit.